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There are major questions about why the man who killed his parents, then the officer and his dog, was out of jail to begin with.
Troy Whisnant was arrested in January for holding someone at gunpoint, but his criminal history dates back much further.
Shirley Newton said her son and Whisnant grew up together and were good friends.
But she said she knew from the beginning that he was trouble and she urged her son to stay away from him.
“Sometimes I look for him to walk through the door and (say), ‘Mom, I'm home.’ But I know he's not going to,” Newton said.
Feb. 10, 1996 was the day Newton's heart was broken forever.
Her son, 21-year-old Shane Newton, was gunned down inside his own home by his longtime friend Whisnant.
Newton said Whisnant called her son to pick him up.
“He shot him with Shane's gun. Shane turned his back. He picked up the gun and shot him in the back of the head,” Newton said.
Whisnant was arrested and convicted on manslaughter charges; He was sentenced to a maximum of three years in prison.
He was given credit for the 14 months he spent in prison before the sentencing and was incarcerated for another year.
“He got nothing really,” Newton said.
“I said, ‘If he gets off this, he'll kill again,’ but they didn't believe me,” she said.
Whisnant had a lengthy rap sheet, which includes credit card theft, larceny, drug possession, burglary and manslaughter.
Newton said it didn't surprise her at all to discover the man who killed her youngest son would also kill again.
Jason Crisp, a U.S. Forest Service officer, died while trying to track down murder suspect Whisnant in Burke County.
The Burke County sheriff said Thursday that the gunman ambushed the officer and his service dog after killing his parents days earlier.
“It really makes me mad that three more had to die which they could've done something when he killed my son, but they didn't,” Newton said.
COMPLETE PAST COVERAGE: Officer, suspect among 4 killed in Burke Co.Thu, 13 Mar 2014 22:50:28 -0400
Family members are preparing to bury a U.S. Forest Service officer killed in the line of duty. Officer Jason Crisp was shot and killed during a search for a murder suspect Wednesday. There was a procession along Interstate 40 Thursday to pay tribute to the fallen officer.
“He just (was) loved by everybody. I was on the bridge today and I just couldn’t believe all the officers,” Crisp’s aunt Judy Johnson said.
Officers and firefighters from all over the area lined the bridge.
“He was a great father, a great husband and a good Christian man,” Johnson said. “And he loved his work. He was dedicated, very dedicated.”
Crisp and his K-9 were killed while tracking murder suspect Troy Whisnant in Burke County. His aunt told Channel 9 he wasn’t even supposed to be at work, but he answered a call for help.
“He was called in because there was a gate that needed to be unlocked and he evidently had the key,” Johnson said.
LIVE UPDATES: Burke Co. officer and his K9 killed in line of duty
Investigators now believe Crisp was shot at close range. He leaves behind a wife and two kids. Investigators shot and killed Whisnant two hours after they say he shot Crisp.
“If you had a normal day today, you need to be thankful because our family has not had a normal day today,” Johnson said.
COMPLETE PAST COVERAGE: Officer, suspect among 4 killed in Burke Co.Thu, 13 Mar 2014 22:16:09 -0400
North Carolina troopers said Harley Wallace crossed the center line just a few yards away from the South Carolina line on Rocky River Road, slamming into Janet Carter Wednesday.
Wallace was killed in the crash and Carter was taken to Carolinas Medical Center – Main to be treated.
Carter was treated and released, according to news partner the Enquirer Journal.